- April 1st, 2014
On the lower slopes of the Andes Mountains in Peru grows a tuber nicknamed “the apple of the earth.” A staple of the Peruvian diet for thousands of years, yacón has a tremendous list of benefits: It is low in calories, has a low glycemic index, and provides a rich supply of inulin, an important prebiotic fiber.A look at the many benefits of yacónBy Adam Swenson
- February 1st, 2014
Confining your eating to six or eight hours a day allows your body to cycle into fat-burning mode. It also increases insulin sensitivity; reduces oxidative stress; and increases your body’s ability to resist stress, disease, and aging. Numerous studies have shown subjects were able to lose weight without restricting calories if they simply changed the times they ate.
- November 1st, 2013
A new study out of Sweden shows that keeping food in the mouth for longer periods (achieved by taking smaller bites and/or chewing longer) reduces overall meal size and increases feelings of fullness. Slowing down the eating rate, the authors say, could help eaters to control their food intake and thus help to reduce obesity.
- July 1st, 2013
Though juicing is gaining ground culturally, it’s not widely recommended within the medical and surgical weight-loss community.
- June 1st, 2013
Summer is a great time to slim down (you are going to swim this summer, aren’t you?) and a time-honored and effective way to do it is to pump up the proteins and healthy fats and skinny up on the carbs. This can be a bit daunting if you’re not used to it—we Americans do love our carbs. If you want to make a run at it, here are some great recipes to get you started.Protein-packed recipes
- May 1st, 2013
Time-lapse pregnancy slideshows are a trend for expectant mothers these days, and the latest app, CineMama, is using this trend to their advantage. This app is available for iPhone and is a fun way to turn pictures into a video and share it through social media.
Beckford Formula for Weight Loss
- May 1st, 2013
Inflammation is the body’s normal response to injury. While it may be a natural defense system, it can lead to disease development if it becomes chronic. “The inflammation process has one goal: to respond immediately to detect and destroy the toxic material in damaged tissues before it can spread throughout the body,” explained Lauren Whitt, PhD.
- April 1st, 2013
While losing weight and keeping it off is definitely a lifestyle change that takes place over time, there are small habits that can help get you started. First you must create a calorie deficit. This can be accomplished in several different ways, but the simplest is to change your diet. These quick and easy food substitutions can give you an edge in shedding winter pounds.Quick and easy food substitutions
- April 1st, 2013
The months between November and February have a tendency to be tough on the waistline when compared to the rest of the year. Starting at Thanksgiving and even pushing past Valentine’s Day, holidays and marketing schemes inundate consumers with savory notions that somehow always place high-calorie foods at the forefront of an “ideal” festive scenario.This spring, shed your winter weight and keep it offBy Cara Lucas
- March 1st, 2013
A survey conducted last fall by the Morpheus Clinic for Hypnosis in Toronto found that public perception of hypnosis is improving, but that some old myths die hard.